The SACDC contracted out Food Services in 2001. Currently, all Food Service is provided by Aramark Food Services. Food Service is staffed by contracted personnel. The staff are responsible for preparing 4,000 meals daily to both inmates and Detention Center staff.
Aramark Food Services provides an approved menu, written by a registered dietician which meets the guidelines of the American Correctional Association. All meals are based on the recommended dietary allowances and the dietary reference intakes by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine. An average of 3,000 calories is offered to each inmate per day.
The SACDC has contracted Medical Services since 1996. All Medical Services are provided by WellPath. Medical Services at the facility include; sick calls (requested by inmates), routine dental care, and chronic care. Medical staff are in house 24/7 to provide round the clock care to the inmates. The facility has a 22 bed inpatient infirmary, licensed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control, for patients requiring skilled nursing. The facility handles medication services with an in house pharmacy and is licensed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control as a Non-Dispensing Drug Outlet. The partnership between WellPath and the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center ensures that inmates have access to and receive all necessary medical care in accordance with all constitutional, federal, and state requirements as well as all standards set forth by the State of South Carolina, OSHA, and the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center. The medical program at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center is currently accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.
Wellpath will ensure the highest quality care to the adult and juvenile patients in your custody. WellPath operates with a “patients first” philosophy. Simply put, with more than 35 years of experience in this industry, we are the best at what we do. We offer top healthcare talent, leading-edge programs, and advanced technology. We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our ability to provide high quality, comprehensive, effective medical care while ensuring community linkage, accountability, improved efficiencies, and overall risk reduction for the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center. WellPath provides the strongest utilization management program in the industry, focused on medical necessity and ensuring appropriate care. WellPath will operate the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center medical program as a true partnership. Our program will comply with all applicable standards, ensuring quality patient care and efficient operations, with accountability to the County. Our goal is to provide the best medical program that meets or exceeds your requirements. Choosing WellPath guarantees a standards-compliant program and the best possible care for the adult and juvenile patients in your custody.
GTL was awarded the inmate phone service contract in June, 2014. GTL is the corrections industry’s trusted, one-stop source for integrated technology solutions, delivering an innovative vision for the future while providing exceptional value today.
GTL provides SACDC with innovated communication services through technological advancements. Our communications services include phone calls, video visits, and messaging. Tablets, along with entertainment and educational services, are also available through Connected Network. Connected Network makes it easy and convenient for friends and family of inmates to communicate.
Aramark was awarded the inmate commissary contract in May, 2021. Aramark provides all commissary services to inmates. Contracted personnel are on staff 5-days per week. Aramark also provides indigent kits to qualifying inmates upon request. Aramark has built into control measures which ensure a 99.9% fill rate. Aramark adheres to the Fair market Standard in pricing all good sold at the SACDC.
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